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Marshall & Baird, Union City. Ten;. Entered at the post office at Union City. Ten er , as secona-ciass man maiicr. FRIDAY, MARCH 7. 1919. ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Trustee. COX. We are authorized to announce J. E. Cox as a candidate for 1 ru&tee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. . JERNIGAN. We are authorized to an. nounce Tom W. Jernigan as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. REYNOLDS. We are authorized to an. nounce T. R. Reynolds as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. ATKINS. We are authorized to an nounce Harry Atkins as a candidate for Trustee 6f Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. HARRIS. We are authorized to an nounce Dorrel Harris as a candidate for Trustee of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. For Tax Assessor. NOAH. We are authorized to announce "Will P. Noah as a candidate for Tax As. aessor of Obion County, subject to the ac tion of the Democratic party. ROBEY. We are authorized to announce Will Robey a candidate for Tax Assessor of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. For Sheriff. McCAIN. We are authorized to an nounce J. R. (Bob) McCain as a candidate for Sheriff of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. VANOERBILT PROFESSOR MADE DEADLIEST GAS Dr. William Litterer is Discoverer of Terrible Agency. New York, March 1. During the last months of the war there ap peared among the fighting equipment of the allies a poison gas so deadly in its effect that the German masks appeared useless in their vaunted protection. No name was given the gas; even' the name of the inventor and the place of its origin were clouded in secrecy. Hundreds of American officers have perhaps wondered from whose fertile lab oratory came this terrible but much needed aid. According to the current issue of the Vanderbilt Alumnus, published by the alumni of Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tenn., this secret, unnamed gas is the result of long laboratory experiments by Prof. William Lit terer, of that university. "When a long line of Huns was led into a death trap of evacuated trenches filled with poisoned gas at Chateau-Thierry, where no gas masks would protect them, about all any one knew was that a deadly gas was used and that no German lived to tell the tale. Very few really knew anything about it, for it was a quiet military experiment end wa3 guarded as a secret. Certainly no one in all Europe knew the origin of the gas, knew that in the Litterer laboratories of Vanderbilt University Dr. William Litterer spent many months of study, research and experiment in the de velopment of this terrible destructive agency. "It is interesting how Dr. Litterer developed this gas. In the first place it should b stated that he is quick to meet any new situation. If a new disease strikes the country he is at work immediately on a remedy. When the terrible Teutonic plague of des truction and slaughter broke out in Belgium and France in 1914 Dr. Litterer went to his laboratory. The German gasses were first to interest him- In them he saw one of the great problems of the war. He an alyzed the gasses then in use, and worked on hundreds of new formulas, but got nothing that he thought ef fective. . Then he remembered a chemical experiment of his college days, a narrow escape he had back In 1902 at the University of Chicago while he wtj working on high "ex plosives. One of his experiments brought something more than an ex plosive. It produced a gao so poison ous that young Litterer had to be carried out on a stretcher. When he recovered he did not show any mere interest in his latest formula, not because of fear, however, but because he was working on high ex plosives,, not on gases and as a high explosive, his combination of chem icals was of no use. "Now that he was working prim arily on gasses, he remembered just what this gas would do. So he went to the dusty attic of hi3 laboratory, and searched among his student notes lor this original formula. After he had tried it out again he reported his efforts to the gas commission in 'Washington and got their endorse ment and very liberal co-operation. Two problem were before him now that had to be solved. It was not enough to develop a deadly gas. The Germans had gas masks that ceemed sure protectors from any gas. He se cured, therefore, every known variety of German gas masks, analyzed their neutralizing compounds, and after many months developed his gas to a point where no ma3k would with stand it. That was his big task There remained the less difficult one of making the gas heavier than air He accomplished both of thc3e results about a year ego. . "When the armistice was signed, this Litterer gas, as we might call it, though it has not yet been named was being developed in enormous quantities in this country by methods that were closely guarded. Different laboratories in different citle3 de veloped a part of the formula, but no one completed it. So closely guarded has the work been that only four men in all the world, it is said really know what the formula is Extensive appartus for the effective use of the gas had r.lroady been' de veloped and distributed along the fighting area." Paris France. Dear Sis: Just a note to advise you that I have arrived safely in Paris, France, and, believe me, it is some fine city. I had a wonderful trip Indeed. We were eight days on the high seas and that was enough for mc, however I didn't get the least bit sea sick. We came across on the U. S. S. Agomcn oran, one of the largest transports, bad excellent accommodations, as there were only a few of us. Paris has some of the prettiest parks I ever saw and many other things of interest. I would not take anything for my trip. I expect to visit some of the battlo grounds next Sunday, especially Chatteau Thierry; that is where the Marines did the gallant fighting and saved Paris, and, believe mc, if you are a Marine you do not have any trouble in Paris, for the people here simply idolize them. The people here certainly gave ourv President a royal welcome. When the Pr'nce of Wales, King of Belgium, the British high officials arrived they all had that solemn for eign look, and when President Wil son drove down the street with that good old American smile the people absolutely went wild. There will be more foreigners in America since the war than ever be fore, for they simply worship Ameri ca. The stars and stripes certainly look good over here, and makes you feel at homo even if you are so far away. All the American Expedi tionary Forces are crazy to get home, and you can't blamo them in the least. If it is not reining it is snow ing over here all the time. Wc are located right in the heart of Paris and can consider ourselves fortunate, as very few of the soldiers have the opportunity of seeing Paris. I will be over here about 3ix months I sup pose. The only thing that worries me is what I am going to do when I get back. All of tho boys seem to be that way and are expecting their old positions back. Please give my love to all and write often. Your loving brother, CHAS. T. BRAMHAM. Notice to Teachers. The next Tcachc;3' Examination will be March 13th and 14, at the court house, beginning at nine o'clock. Truly, B. A. VAUGHN. PLAY NOISES OF CHIL DREN DISTURBED HER. Meritone Puts Nerves Back in Shape for Run Down Woman. "I don't notice tho noise of the children at play nearly ro much now. My nerves arc quieter and stronger," said Mrs. H. J. Dudley, of Franklin, Tennessee, "nerr Nashville. "It surely ha3 helped my norvea, though I've only been tcking Meri tone a short time. I sleep a lot bet ter at night, now, too. "My stomach was out of order, too, before I started taking Meritone. It seemed that my appetite had left me entirely. "Meritone has put my stomach back in good condition and my ap petite has come br.ck fine. "I can notice, also thr.t my strength has rapidly incrccrcd since I started taking Meritone." Meritone is the new strengthened builder and system tonic that folks who had influenza or pneumonia are ad viced to take to build them up to normal health. Meritone also is ex cellent for such disorders of the sys tem as stomach, liver or kidney trou ble or catarrh or rheumatism. ' Meritone is sold exclusively in Un ion City by Henry M. Oliver. AVOiD THE FLU BY KEEPING LIVER ACTIVE Doctors Find Calotabs, the New Nausealess Calomel, Best Laxative for Colds and Preventive for In fluenza and Pneumonia. To cut ohort a cold over night, to stop a sore throat, and to put the system in the best possible condition to avoid influenza and pneumonia, doctors are advising the new nausea less calomel, called Calotabs, which are free from the sickening and sali vating effects of the old style calo mel. At the first 'sign of a cold or sore throat, it is best to take a Calo tab at once, before the inflammation has gone too far. You may thus save yourself a spell of sickness. One Calotab at bed time with a swallow of water that's all. No salts, no nausea, nor the slightest in terference with eating, work or pleasure. Next morning your cold has vanished, your liver is active, your system i3 purified and refreshed and you are feeling fine with a hearty appetite for breakfast. Perhaps you can congratulate yourself that a "stitch in time" has saved you seri ous illness. Calotabs are sold only in original sealed packages, price thirty-five cents. Your druggist rec ommends and guarantees Calotabs and will cheerfully give back your money if you are not delighted. "UNCLE SAM" AND THE HOME GARDEN Well Known CI vie Leader Shows Hew a Vegetable Garden Will Cut The Family 8tere Bill n Half Atlanta, Ga. (Special.) "Few peo ple realize the actual moner-savinff power of the home vegetable garden and what it can be made to contrib ute In the way of food for the fam ily table," says Preeideat H. O. Has tings, of the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce, and the Southeastern Fair, in dlscuaeing the matter of food supply for the South in 1919. "Uncle Sam, through the United States Department of Agriculture," said Mr. Hastings, "estimated the value of the vegetables produced last year in home gardens of the United States at three hundred and fifty mil lion of dollars. This means that much actually saved by the garden makers from their store bills. "Whenever there is lack of food or monev to buv food, no matter wheth er it be due to world-wide food scarc ity, boll weevil damage or other cause, the first word 'Uncle Sam' passes out to the sufferer is to make a good big home garden. Why? Because the right kind of a home garden is the Quickest, cheapest and best source of food supply there is. "The rreat trouble here in the Soutb is that our people don't take the home earden seriously enough, or give it the attention that its Importance as a food producer and money-saver Justl flH. It is mostly made with a 'lick and a promise1 and the cultivation and replanting it gets during the growing season is mostly of the unfulnliea promise kind. "With the present and certaln-to-be- contlnued high food prices on the one hand, and the very great uncertainty as to the price that cotton or other cash, crops will sell for next fall, it is time above all others to play sale. "This is no time to gamble on cot ton. None of us can tell within 15 cents a pound what It will sell for next fall. The farmer who makes few or no store debts for food, producing his own and family needs on home acres, is safe regardless of cotton prices, and he Is the only one who Is safe. "Tha rieht kind of a home garden maintained all through the season and given a square deal in the way of cul tivation, is the greatest store-bill-cut ter on record. A quarter to half an acre garden for the average family will cut the store bill in half." J. C. BURDICK Wholesale and. Retail Reelfoot Lake and Mississippi River Fish (Q Game Oysters in Season, New location, East Maiu Street Phone 185 UNION CITY, TENN DR. JAKE H. PARK - DENTIST Office: Room 1 , Naillin? Building TELEPHONE 136 UNION CITY. TENNESSEE OWELL GRAIN & FEED COMPANY WHOLESALE AND RETAIL UNION CITY, TENN. We manufacture a complete line of MIXED FEEDS, including the celebrated NASH CATTLE MTTENER HORNER'S HOG FEED AND TENNESSEE DAIRY FEED As well as other brands of HORSE AND MULE FEEDS All highly digestible, scientifically balanced rations that are guaranteed to give far better results from a feeding standpoint than straight grain and hay, and .decidedly more economical. We sell both white and yellow corn in any quantity, No. 2 White (sulphurized) Northern Oats, Chops and Corn Hearts. Call on our retail department on Mam street, DEE WILLIAMS, Manager, And ask for prices on anything in feeds, grain of all kinds, hay, and field seeds of every description. Ask for prices of salt in one hundred and two hundred pound sacks, and on the imported . wheat bran and rice bran that we have just received in car load lots. We want your business. Our prices are right and we will appreciate an opportunity to prove it. Having rented my farm I will offer for sale at public auction on the farm, about 1 miles southwest of Union City on the Troy and Union City road, and about four miles northeast of Troy, on Tuesday, March 11, 1919 Beginning at 10 o'clock a. m. One brood mare, one three-year-old mule, two mules coming two years old, two good two-horse wagons, two three-horse breaking plows, three two-horse breaking plows, single trees and double trees, two disk harrows, fourteen disks each, two three-horse drag harrows, one good Hoosier corn, planter, one two-horse corn harrow, three disk cultivators, one hoe culti vator, one land roller, one wheat binder, one good hay tedder, one hay rake and all kinds wagon and plow gear, and num bers of other useful articles. DINNER ON THE GROUND. TERMS : On eight months time with good notes. All ui der $10 cash. T. L. JOYNER. J. G. SAUNDERS, Auctioneer. THE MILLING HOSPITAL SEVENTH YEAR A Modem Surgical Institution. Competent Trained Nurses DR. W. A. NAILLING Chief Surgeon Union City, Tenn. Both Phone 41. Sr. Saunders in Union City. Sec Dr. Geo. M. Saunders at his office in Union City, Washington Ave., fourth Monday in each month, for high-grade opectaclcs and eye glasses at reasonablo prices. 43tf FOR SALE My home two blocks of First- street, six large rooms," range, reception hall, bath, pantry and basement. Will sell cheap for quick sale. Terms to suit. South Third street. A. E. Kirkland.